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Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

When a computer or a user is directly connected into a network and is capable of interacting with it, for example by querying the contents of a database.

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Online Deliberation

Kim Strandberg and Kimmo Grönlund.

in The Oxford Handbook of Deliberative Democracy

September 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Political Theory. 5683 words.

This chapter provides an overview of the empirical research on online deliberation, focusing on three aspects: the preconditions of online deliberations, the communicative processes of...

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Russian Parties Online

Sarah Oates.

in Revolution Stalled

May 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Politics. 9251 words.

Chapter 5 examines the online presence of Russian political parties, analyzing their web content in the context of both domestic politics and the normative role of parties in democracies....

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Parties versus Politicians Online

Gideon Rahat and Ofer Kenig.

in From Party Politics to Personalized Politics?

June 2018; p ublished online July 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics. 9171 words.

The chapter starts with a brief overview of the study of political personalization online, then focuses on its claims concerning the influence of online platforms on political...

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Online Deliberation Design

Todd Davies and Reid Chandler.

in Democracy in Motion

November 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory. 11947 words.

This chapter reviews empirical evidence bearing on the design of online forums for deliberative civic engagement. Dimensions of design are defined for different aspects of the deliberation:...

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Political Participation Online

Kira D. Jumet.

in Contesting the Repressive State

December 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Politics; Political Economy. 11806 words.

This chapter presents a model of how individuals move from being nonparticipants to online participants to protesters on the street and how, by combining forces, opposition groups encourage...

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Online Portals and Exchanges

Vince Stehle.

in New Frontiers of Philanthropy

July 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 7465 words.

This chapter discusses the emergence of a new class of philanthropic services—online social-purpose portals and exchanges—which use the Internet to provide individuals and organizations...

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Political Parties Online

Philip N. Howard.

in The Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy

September 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics. 9669 words.

This chapter shows that political parties play different roles in Muslim countries. In some, parties participate in competitive elections; in others, a single political party manages the...

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Understanding Social Dynamics Online

Nicole Ellison.

in The Oxford Handbook of Networked Communication

P ublished online April 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Political Behaviour. 3160 words.

The last two decades have witnessed dramatic advancements in technologies that support human social practices. The chapters in this section focus on the role of person-centered networks as...

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Online Public Opinion Polling

D. Sunshine Hillygus and Brian Guay.

in Political Science

P ublished online August 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Political Institutions; Political Methodology; Political Theory. 7362 words.

In an environment of declining survey response rates, decreased use of landline telephones, and rising costs of telephone and in-person surveys, political science researchers have...

The Special Case of Online Activism

Russell J. Dalton.

in The Participation Gap

October 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics. 6787 words.

Previous scholarship has offered mixed opinions on how online activism will change patterns of political participation. Surveys of Americans in 2008 and 2012 provide empirical evidence on...

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Online Communities and Political Mobilization

Jessica L. Beyer.

in Expect Us

August 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 10052 words.

Chapter 1 articulates the central research question, outlines the argument in the book, explains the four cases, and unpacks major concepts. It articulates the argument that key structural...

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The Search for Connection Online

Sarah C. Bishop.

in Undocumented Storytellers

February 2019; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 10396 words.

This chapter takes a close look at immigrant activism online. Because many undocumented immigrants are prohibited from higher education and professional employment, much of their narrative...

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Studying Electoral Persuasion Using Online Experiments

Thomas J. Leeper.

in The Oxford Handbook of Electoral Persuasion

P ublished online June 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Political Behaviour; Political Methodology. 10099 words.

Online experimental methods have become a major part of contemporary social science research. Yet the method is also controversial and experiments are frequently misunderstood. This chapter...

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Modeling and Measuring Deliberation Online

Nick Beauchamp.

in The Oxford Handbook of Networked Communication

P ublished online March 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Political Behaviour; Political Methodology. 13920 words.

Online communication is often characterized as dominated by antagonism or groupthink, with little in the way of meaningful interaction or persuasion. This essay examines how one can detect...

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Political Discussion and Deliberation Online

Jennifer Stromer-Galley.

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication

August 2017; p ublished online May 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Political Institutions; Political Behaviour. 7104 words.

As information and communication technologies have diffused, scholars have turned attention to online informal political discussion and formal deliberation because of the importance of...

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Political Discussion and Deliberation Online

Jennifer Stromer-Galley.

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication

August 2017; p ublished online May 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Political Institutions; Political Behaviour. 7104 words.

As information and communication technologies have diffused, scholars have turned attention to online informal political discussion and formal deliberation because of the importance of...

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Studying Populations of Online Communities

Benjamin Mako Hill and Aaron Shaw.

in The Oxford Handbook of Networked Communication

P ublished online September 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Political Behaviour; Political Methodology. 8863 words.

While the large majority of published research on online communities consists of analyses conducted entirely within individual communities, this chapter argues for a population-based...

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Online Media as Research Topic and Research Tool

Elizabeth Monier.

in Political Science Research in the Middle East and North Africa

August 2018; p ublished online July 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 4727 words.

The chapter focuses on researching social media and using online media to conduct research. In recent years, social media has become part of the way we receive and interact with information...

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Less of the Same: Online Local News

Matthew Hindman.

in The Internet Trap

September 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Economy. 9890 words.

This chapter examines online local news within the top one hundred U.S. television markets using comScore panel data that track a quarter of a million Internet users across more than a...

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Online Communication by Emergency Responders during Crisis Events

Emma S. Spiro.

in The Oxford Handbook of Networked Communication

P ublished online October 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Political Behaviour. 9281 words.

Social media have become critical components of all phases of crisis management, including preparedness, response, and recovery. Numerous recent events have demonstrated that during extreme...

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